AUSTRIAN BITTNER M1893, RARE REPEATER PISTOL
inv # 01-16088
Barrel: 6” largely octagonal barrel, round where it meets the receiver, with a matted top surface.
Sights: Fixed bi-concave front sight and a cursive rear sight, graded for 50, 100, and 150 meter increments.
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked with the Austrian eagle. The right side of the receiver is marked “PATENT BITTNER” over the encircled GB (Gustav Bittner)/W trademark.
Notes: The Bittner was one of the last and most recognizable of Europe’s full size repeater pistols. Designed by Gustav Bittner of Austria, the gun entered production in 1896, just after the first semiautomatics of Bergmann and Borchardt made their debut.